Style: Black/Death Metal
Release date: February 16th 2009

After 7 years they are back with a new full-length and they return with a blast. With evil sounding riffs, raging tempos and grunting and screaming vocal parts they leave no questions asked. With parts reminding me of Dark Throne, Morbid Angel and eighties thrash embedded in their music. Absu also adds very interesting spacey sounds in some of their songs, especially in the sixth song "....Of the Dead..." they experiment with it.

To me the song "Amy" is one of the best, this is the most straightforward song with a nice head banging riff, the thrashiest one on the album. Opening song "Between the Absu of Eridu & Erech" starts full speed ahead with one blast-beat after another. The rest of the album leaves no questions asked about the bands tendencies; they launch themselves into the future as one of the bands to take into account. "Magic(k) Square Cipher" sounds like an over the top version of an early Kreator song. After that they musically return to Morbid Angels 'Altars of Madness' period.

Fans of Morbid Angel and even early  Nile will do themselves a big favour if they purchase this album. Absu does themselves a big effort with this album. They prove to be a band to reckon with still. Abs(u)lutely an album that sets the standard for extreme Black/Death metal for 2009.

01. Between the Absu of Eridu & Erech
02. Night Fire Canonization
03. Amy
04. Nunbarshegunu
05. 13 Globes

...Of the Dead Who Never Rest...    

07. Magic(k) Square Cipher
08. In the Name Of Auebothiabathabaithobeusee
09. Girra's Temple
10. Those of the Void Will Re-Enter
11. Sceptre Command
12. Ye Uttuku Spells
13. Twix Yesterday, The Day & The Morrow
Label: Candlelight Records
Provided  by:     PlasticHead Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: February 6th 2009
Website: www.myspace.com/absu